7 Feb 2018

Victims of John Worboys gain right to challenge prison release

Victims of the black cab rapist John Worboys have welcomed a High Court ruling allowing them to challenge the decision to release him from prison. Worboys, who was jailed indefinitely in 2009 for drugging and sexually assaulting 12 women, is believed to have attacked as many as 100 women.

Some of his victims said they would have given statements to the Parole Board if they’d had the chance, while one said if more victims had been heard from, “it may have made a difference”.